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Vestas Factory

Senior Specialist, Grid Modelling 
DK, Aarhus N | Senior Management | Full-Time | ID: 3089
 

Would you like to drive the electrical design of Vestas’ wind power plants? Do you have a strong technical background and are you motivated by leading grid-code compliance enablement worldwide via cross functional and cross organisational teams globally? And can you manage and influence your stakeholders in a positive way? Then please take a look at this challenging career opportunity to impact.

 
Plant & Hybrid Solutions > Electrical BoP & Hybrid > Grid Modelling & Analysis

You will be part of the Plant & Hybrid Solutions organisation where we are responsible for developing Vestas Hybrid Power Plant Controller enabling grid-code compliance for all Vestas Power Plants connected in power systems worldwide. 


As our new Senior Specialist in the Grid Modelling & Analysis department you will be responsible for technology and product design of electrical simulation models, covering all wind turbines and power plant controllers. You will also be responsible for power plant models and design guiding grid studies.


Ensuring power plant compliance with connection codes globally will also be an important factor of your work. You can look forward to a diverse role spanning from technology scouting, intellectual property rights, guidelines and processes for best practice design and quality assurance, to development of core competences and active participation in working groups across the organisation.  


Responsibilities
You will be accountable for the modelling and grid studies of Vestas renewable power plants. Hence the main enablers for Vestas customers to obtain business critical grid compliance worldwide. All of this is developed according to technology and product roadmaps aligned with the business strategy, defined and procured by you with and through your team of technical leaders. More specifically you will:

  • Define and drive technology- and product roadmaps aligned with the business strategy
  • Act as technical head within modelling and grid studies particularly in the scoping phase of complex and cross functional projects, including making business cases and project scoping
  • Ensure quality through design reviews 
  • Represent Vestas in relevant working groups and committees
  • Interface to academia and partnership projects
  • Understand and translate customer needs in terms of compliance and usability of our electrical simulation models, and build strong relationships with core stakeholders  

Qualifications

  • M.Sc. and probably a PhD in Electrical Engineering
  • Minimum 10 years of relevant experience, preferably in an international setting
  • Extensive experience with industrial product design, technology development, business model development
  • Working knowledge of power plant connection codes and technical requirements for connection agreements
  • Detailed knowledge of transmission system analysis and power system stability phenomenon's.
  • Track record of identifying and delivering new technology into products or installations
  • Hands-on experience with modelling and simulation of power electronic and control equipment in power systems
  • Excellent communication skills in written and verbal English

Competencies

You can understand and maintain the overview of a wide range of advanced technical domains within modelling and grid studies, but also grid integration such as control, ancillary, services and similar. In addition, it is important that you:

  • Are an outgoing, trust building and impactful communicator
  • Are open-minded and motivated by working with people in a large international organisation, 
  • Are capable of building an intensive network across cultures and time zones
  • Can challenge the existing in a constructive way
  • Have a high level of drive and get things done
  • Are customer-oriented with the ability to understand the value chain from a customer perspective
  • Have the ability to work under pressure and with multiple targets and stakeholders

What we offer

We offer you a job with responsibility for core services, which are absolutely business critical.


You will have many interested and supportive parties across a large and truly global organisation, which have been consolidated and streamlined over the past few years. You will have excellent opportunities for cross disciplinary and personal development. The work environment is result-oriented, at a high professional level and with a strong technical commitment.

 

Additional information

The primary work location is in Aarhus, Denmark and you should expect approximately 25 travel days per year.


For additional information on the position, please contact Director, Rasmus Kold Andersen at +45 5221 1025.


About Vestas

Vestas is the energy industry’s global partner on sustainable energy solutions. We design, manufacture, install, and service wind turbines across the globe, and with more than 101 GW of wind turbines in 80 countries, we have installed more wind power than anyone else. 

Through our industry-leading smart data capabilities and unparalleled more than 86 GW of wind turbines under service, we use data to interpret, forecast, and exploit wind resources and deliver best-in-class wind power solutions. 

Together with our customers, Vestas’ more than 24,600 employees are bringing the world sustainable energy solutions to power a bright future.

We invite you to learn more about Vestas by visiting our website at www.vestas.com and following us on our social media channels.